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Animal Farm (1999)

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The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny amongst themselves.

Director:

John Stephenson

Writers:

George Orwell (novel), Alan Janes (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Snowball (voice)
Ian Holm ... Squealer (voice)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Mollie (voice)
Julia Ormond ... Jessie (voice)
Pete Postlethwaite ... Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones
Paul Scofield ... Boxer (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Napoleon (voice)
Peter Ustinov ... Old Major (voice)
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... Farmer Pilkington
Caroline Gray Caroline Gray ... Mrs. Jones
Gail Fitzpatrick Gail Fitzpatrick ... Mrs. Pilkington
Jimmy Keogh Jimmy Keogh ... Dennis
Noel O'Donovan Noel O'Donovan ... Eric
Gerard Walsh Gerard Walsh ... Farmer Fredericks
Jer O'Leary ... Farmer
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Storyline

A satire of Stalinist Russia, this story tells of the revolt of the animals of Manor Farm against their human masters. Led by the pigs Snowball (Trotsky) and Napoleon (Stalin), the animals attempt to create a utopian society. Soon, however, Napoleon gets a taste for power, drives out Snowball, and establishes a totalitarian regime as brutal and corrupt as any human society. Manor Farm becomes a world where all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Written by David Rickard

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

farm | pig | communism | speech | satire | See All (63) »

Taglines:

There's a new day dawning on the farm.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Revolução dos Bichos See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At twenty-two million dollars, this was one of the most expensive television movies ever. See more »

Goofs

Flipped Image: The scenes before the duck that witnessed Boxer's collapse flies toward Jessie, Benjamin, Clover, and Muriel, are flipped. Jessie's markings are opposite. Also, the close-ups of Jessie as she turns and listens to the duck are flipped, and the scene of her and Benjamin running back toward the windmill are flipped as well. See more »

Quotes

Boxer: [Gasping]
Jessie: Here, try to drink some water.
Boxer: Yes, yes I will.
Squealer: Mmm, any improvements, hmm? Our leader is going to make arrangements to have his most loyal worker treated in hospital.
Boxer: Thank... you.
Squealer: Now... back to work!
Jessie: But, but I don't think I should leave him.
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Connections

Referenced in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Grateful Duck
Written by Richard Harvey
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disappointing
3 October 1999 | by texdSee all my reviews

This version had a great deal of potential, but managed to squander that potential in its quest to break new ground in gimickry.

If you've read the book, it is worth seeing this movie to satisfy your intellectual curiosity. I think I would have been even less warm toward this movie (yes... it's possible... I gave it a 6) had I not read the book.


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